Might as well give my infos too to help the debugging process...Originally Posted by Westfalia
*I have an Asus A8N-E mobo with the NForce4 Builtin gigabyte ethernet
*My router is an SMC Barricade SMCBR14VPN-CA
*I have a Motorola SB5100 surfboard cable modem
*No firewall, Windows firewall deactivated, Computer is in the DMZ of my router, port forwarding is set too (42800, 49152-49172, 49272-49292)
*Advertised speed is 10Mbit download, 900Kbit upload
Speed test results are 6573kbps download and 835kbps upload.
I had the usual "Lost connection to server" when I try to play via the internet setup so I use Hamachi to play with my friends. I had the problem if I hosted or joined a game, I could play for less than 2 minutes then connection lost.
Today I try it again to see the EXACT message I received and I played without problem without hamachi! The only thing that changed between then and now is I installed hamachi and I set messenger to "Busy"... Now the messenger thing isn't a fix, but hamachi is heavy on installing network drivers... maybe something in hamachi setup fixed the problem!